Ok, so these are not going to be the most beautiful photos you have ever seen, but if I were busy taking gorgeous photos I would not be busy making an awesome pumpkin party for a certain little boy who is going to be number free tomorrow! Yesterday while Jack was at school I pulled out a few (!!! I know, and I have more, not even counting the back issues in the closet) October magazines and started bookmarking ideas for the party. Nothing like procrastination, eh? And then I got serious about this party business.
This morning Jack and I made caramel apples, which were a little trickier than Country Living would have you believe. I used sticks from the yard a la Martha. Hey, they were handy.
I also made pumpkin party favors, with tissue paper instead of crepe paper, a la Martha. Martha would have you believe these are the easiest craft on earth, and while I have made harder things, as usual her stuff frustrates me to no end. Jack was covering himself in floral tape while I was trying to make them.
We put some cheapo masks on our pumpkins, and it is driving Jack crazy. He does not believe pumpkins should wear masks. The idea was in Country Home (I think) and they had cutesy dime store masks, but, I will take what I can get. Wal-Mart was already emptying the Halloween aisles and replacing them with Christmas stuff last night, so there isn't a lot left to choose from.
Jack and I are dying to eat the apples. All of them. Boy is that homemade caramel delicious.
We are off to make paper mache pumpkins now before Jack is wearing every band-aid in the house (current count = 4). I will be back tomorrow with a birthday post, and hopefully by then we will have figured out what in the heck "the birthday house" that Jack keeps asking to go is?? Apparently it is on the highway somewhere, good luck to me. LOL
P.S. Did I mention that for some reason every time we have a party I feel the need to wash all of the curtains, scrub all the cabinets, clean all the rugs, etc? I will never get all of that done, and I know that I am the only person on earth who would even notice that stuff anyway. Must.learn.to.give.that.up.
Labels: Party planning